Philosophy and Ideas

Summer 2018

What Truth Is—and Isn’t

Donald Winchester

The world seems no closer to defining truth today than the ancient philosophers were. And yet we cannot do without it.

Science and Environment

Summer 2018

Reengineering Our World: A Cautionary Tale

Dan Cloer

From genes to geophysics, our world is increasingly what we make it. But environmental philosopher Christopher Preston urges restraint.


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Summer 2018

Science and Environment

Summer 2018

Can We Fix Climate Change?

Dan Cloer

If our reliance on technology has accelerated climate change, maybe technology can fix the problem too. Would it work? Should we try it?

Religion and Spirituality

Isaiah, oil painting on oak panel by Jean-Louis Ernest Meissonier
Summer 2018
The Law, the Prophets and the Writings, Part 24

The Vision of Isaiah

David Hulme

Isaiah is the first of the Bible’s “major prophets.” Like the others, he delivered a message of not only judgment but also restoration.

From the Publisher

Spring 2018

Of Democracies and Dictators

David Hulme

Is it a passing phase, or is the era of democratic institutions, universal values and common decency over?